To remain competitive, the forest products industry needs to look for new and
innovative processes and technologies to not only reduce costs but also to recover
more value through the entire seedling-to-customer forest products supply chain. It
is well recognized that measuring wood properties of logs in real time during...
Heartwood can have properties that are distinct from sapwood,
including resistance to insect and microbial attack. Despite the practical
importance of heartwood formation in trees, a review of the literature revealed
that little was known about the effects of environmental factors on heartwood
quality or how variations in heartwood properties...